Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Presigious funding for project on Arab cultural semantics

Dr Kirill Dmitriev of the School of Modern Languages has secured a prestigious ERC Starting Grant (2013-2017) to support his project entitled, 'Language-Philosophy-Culture: Arab Cultural Semantics in Tansition'. The project aims to study
  • the semantic development of the vocabulary of the Arabic language, 
  • philological discourses on the semantic changes in the language in the classical Arabic philological tradition (8th-10th centuries A.D.), and 
  • the impact of Arabic philology in the wider historical and cultural context of the Judaeo-Arab neo-classical heritage (12th-13th centuries A.D.) and Christian-Arab intellectual history on the eve of modernity (19th century A.D.).